Scandinavia's largest cultural event

A celebration of the written word

The Göteborg Book Fair is the most important event in Scandinavia for people in the book business. It is also:

  • A manifestation of arts and culture.
  • A four day long literary festival.
  • A tribute to freedom of expression.
  • A place for readers and writers to meet and celebrate the power of stories.

 

Started in 1985 as a conference for librarians with 5,000 visitors the first time, the fair now gathers about 95,000 teachers, librarians and book lovers every year.

Seminar program

No other book fair in the world offers such a comprehensive seminar program as the Göteborg Book Fair. Writers, scholars, Nobel Laureates, politicians and thinkers from around the world appear in readings, talks and high profile debates.

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Where readers and writers meet

In addition to the seminars, there are 3,000+ events on the many different stages and in the exhibition stands.

A major media event

Around a thousand accredited journalists cover the Göteborg Book Fair every year, generating approximately 7,000 articles, TV and radio spots.